Simple BBQ Shrimp Skewers with Pineapple and Bacon

May 23, 2012
These simple BBQ shrimp skewers with pineapple and bacon are an easy main dish for Memorial Day.  If you are a fan of Hawaiian pizza, the same flavors appear in these skewers.  The bacon and pineapple are a nice contrast to one another (salty and sweet) and pair well with the tamer shrimp.  Serve your shrimp skewers alongside a refreshing slaw salad and maybe some brown rice. 
15 strips bacon
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon onion, minced
salt and pepper to taste
4 ounces orange juice
1 pound of shrimp, peeled and de-veined
1 whole fresh pineapple, peeled, cored and chunked
Preheat oven to 350 F degrees
Lay bacon strips onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 8 minutes only. Remove from heat and use kitchen shears to cut the bacon in half.
Meanwhile add olive oil to a medium saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add onion and garlic and a pinch of salt and pepper. Cook for 2 minutes.
Add the fresh pineapple and orange juice and simmer until the liquid has reduced by half. Stirring occasionally.
Add ginger and lemon juice.
Remove from heat. Taste for seasoning.
Place one chunk of pineapple onto a skewer. Wrap a piece of bacon around a shrimp and skewer this on next to the pineapple.
Repeat this process until all the shrimp and pineapple are skewered.
Place the skewers onto a baking sheet and bake for 6-10 minutes, watching carefully for the shrimp to be done.
Remove from heat and drizzle or brush the sauce onto the skewers.

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